We need to talk about Jussie Smollett
The ‘Empire’ actor added ammunition to a politically fraught environment and exposed the misplaced deification of celebrity activists
If the Chicago Police Department’s findings that Jussie Smollett fabricated a hate crime against himself are true — and the evidence has been damning — the talk around his actions should extend much further than jokes about his amateur plotting. The Undefeated discusses how Smollett’s case may have harmed anti-racism and anti-gay movements and caused further political and social divisions in an already tense environment — and how he inadvertently may have brought attention to a flawed tendency to highlight celebrity activists over the causes they advocate.
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